The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has bemoaned the decadent state of education in Northern Nigeria especially Kaduna State, where 75 percent of the teachers could not conveniently pass examination meant for primary 4 pupils. The teachers were given the exam to test there competence but to the dismay of everyone, two third of the teachers numbering about 21,780 failed woefully in the exams.
Kaduna State Government is now scouting for 25,000 new teachers, after 21,780 out of 33,000 teachers failed the Primary Four test administered to test their competence by the Kaduna State government.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, who spoke on restoring the dignity and quality to education in the state, unveiled the planned recruitment when he received a World Bank’s delegation in Kaduna on Monday.
We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four examination and required they must get at least 75 per cent but I am sad to announce that 66 per cent of them failed to get the requirements.
“The hiring of teachers in the past was politicized and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of education in the state,” the Governor said.
He stressed that teachers would be redeployed across the state to balance the issue of teacher-pupil ratio. “We have a challenge with the teacher-pupil ratio in the urban schools; there is concentration of teachers that are not needed. ‘’In some local government areas, it’s a teacher pupil ratio of 1-9 while in some places it’s 1-100,” he said.